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post #2701 of 3040
I edited my previous post to reflect my newest settings. I know I've said this before but I'm really done tinkering now. I made a breakthrough with the contrast and really nailed it this time. Much more depth to the image and the whites are perfect. There's usually something about the settings that I don't like, a weakness that I can see, but I don't see any now. I'm actually rewatching movies and replaying some games because it looks so good now. I'm never getting rid of this set.
post #2702 of 3040
Does anyone know of a seller that offers free financing on this set?
post #2703 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I edited my previous post to reflect my newest settings. I know I've said this before but I'm really done tinkering now.

I think I've seen p5browne make that same claim about, oh, 100 times now.
post #2704 of 3040
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post


I think I've seen p5browne make that same claim about, oh, 100 times now.

This is my 2nd time, 98 more to go. LOL
post #2705 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post


This is my 2nd time, 98 more to go. LOL

I am not an ISF calibrator maybe one can chime in, I do not think the starting point for calibration is the three color white balance in the service menu. This seems to change the dynamic contrast of a set.

The LG has more than enough adjustment in the 10 point white balance and CMS to adjust a set properly. I have never read a review that stated we went into the service menu and adjusted the three color white balance than did a 10 point adjustment. Unless the factory settings are truly messed up I would leave it alone or higher one of the excellent calibrators who contribute to this forum to know I was getting the best job done correctly the first time.

I am surprised that some people who have owned this set for 2 years are still calibrating it.
post #2706 of 3040
#1 - It's an electronic piece of equipment, that as the electronics warm up and cool off, the values change. Measured numerous times - this set takes 4 hours to come into it's full value. After that very small changes.
#2 - LEDS - change in values and intensities, and like all things, they age! (Including the owners!)
#3 - Some of us like to tinker - it can be perfect, but we'll find a reason to tinker `One last time'! Alot of this has to do with the Video inequalities that are thrown at us. One's too orange, another too Cyan (LOR?), etc. I just found, that in damp weather, my set looks Better! Not so good with other types of weather. There's always that one little thing that bothers us, and we have to work it out - which then causes another thing to now bother us! Or after tinkering, we forgot to turn the Local Dimming off before doing the Brightness, Contrast and Colour, and now have to start over - always an excuse! (Drives wives crazy - `It's fine. Just leave it alone!' - but you won't!)
PS. Note in my last listing - even the ISF Calibrator calibrated the White Balance.

Wife's settings on previous page were re-done - couldn't understand why the ISF calibrator went off spec - re-calibrated to LG spec and got a better result.
post #2707 of 3040
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

#1 - It's an electronic piece of equipment, that as the electronics warm up and cool off, the values change. Measured numerous times - this set takes 4 hours to come into it's full value. After that very small changes.
#2 - LEDS - change in values and intensities, and like all things, they age! (Including the owners!)
#3 - Some of us like to tinker - it can be perfect, but we'll find a reason to tinker `One last time'! Alot of this has to do with the Video inequalities that are thrown at us. One's too orange, another too Cyan (LOR?), etc. I just found, that in damp weather, my set looks Better! Not so good with other types of weather. There's always that one little thing that bothers us, and we have to work it out - which then causes another thing to now bother us! Or after tinkering, we forgot to turn the Local Dimming off before doing the Brightness, Contrast and Colour, and now have to start over - always an excuse! (Drives wives crazy - `It's fine. Just leave it alone!' - but you won't!)
PS. Note in my last listing - even the ISF Calibrator calibrated the White Balance.

As long as your enjoying it that's what matters. I understand the white balance or color temp needs adjustment, the CMS seems to be pretty substantial for this. ChadB sadly does not live in every town, I know I would hire him if he lived here.
post #2708 of 3040
My tv rules!!! It's just that plain and simple. I will say, I will never find a blacker television....no matter the price. Now if something comes out with unbelievably exceptional PQ with the same blacks. I may bite. But i'm thinking, until OLED, i'm standing pat. Or I may just be BS'ing myself and buy another television(next year) just because I love televisions.
post #2709 of 3040
I could purchase a 55VT30 for an unbelievable deal but have held off. I have my LV9500 dialed in so good nothing looks better to me.

A 55" OLED would probably get my attention and motivate me to sell everthing to purchase one. The Elite is great dealing with blooming but to me not even close to worth the money.

I am an LG fan and hope 2012 brings us the OLED I have been waiting for. Nobody does color like LG.
post #2710 of 3040
I just ordered the LG 55LHX from newegg and it should be here in a few days. I also purchased the LG 3D WiFi Built-in Blu-ray Player BD670 to complement it. Here is my problem though. Is TV capable of 3D playback? I can't seem to find this information anywhere!

I was under the impression that it was a 3D TV since it is 240Hz but after reading about how TrueMotion is bad and people turn it off I don't know what to think anymore.

Would someone please chime in and let me know what you think about the 3D performance of this TV if in fact it can display it.

Also if there is a way better TV between 46" and 55" for the $1600 I spend on this bad boy what is it? 3D is not my primary concern just thought it would be cool.
post #2711 of 3040
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Originally Posted by immersive View Post

I just ordered the LG 55LHX from newegg and it should be here in a few days. I also purchased the LG 3D WiFi Built-in Blu-ray Player BD670 to complement it. Here is my problem though. Is TV capable of 3D playback? I can't seem to find this information anywhere!

I was under the impression that it was a 3D TV since it is 240Hz but after reading about how TrueMotion is bad and people turn it off I don't know what to think anymore.

Would someone please chime in and let me know what you think about the 3D performance of this TV if in fact it can display it.

Also if there is a way better TV between 46" and 55" for the $1600 I spend on this bad boy what is it? 3D is not my primary concern just thought it would be cool.

1.) This TV is NOT 3D capable.

2.) You will not find a better TV for $1600.
post #2712 of 3040
Thank you for the quick replay. Guess I won't be denying delivery
post #2713 of 3040
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Originally Posted by BFDStang View Post

Does anyone know of a seller that offers free financing on this set?

No, but you can go to QVC and make 5 monthly payments or wait another 2 weeks until they go to 6 monthly payments.
post #2714 of 3040
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Originally Posted by immersive View Post

Thank you for the quick replay. Guess I won't be denying delivery

Don't...... just read the last 5 or 6 pages of this thread and you'll be fine. And try not to do the "what if" game. I've been there. I wanted the VT30 and both D8000's from samsung, oh and the HX929 and 909. This television had everything I was searching for, especially black levels. You may find one with equal levels, but none will be darker. Also, get yourself a really good bluray player. If you do have one already, you won't be able to distinguish between this and a plasma display. Its processor is that good.
post #2715 of 3040
I would update the tv first and also get the service remote. You can try other people's settings and see how you like them, or create your own.
post #2716 of 3040
This is to everyone.............has anyone noticed a crease on their LHX. Apparently, people on the HX929 and HX820 threads believe every LED LCD has this flaw. I thought I saw this "so called" phenomena during a viewing of my HD DVD's of Smallville Seasons 5 and 6. Turns out, it was a flaw of the discs because only certain episodes had it and it was only in the scenes I seen it. I would rewind to same part just to make sure it was the scene and not the television. None of the other programming I watch has it, including my bluray movies. I was scared for a moment because I was actually looking for it and there it was. So whomever did the transfers, did a piss poor job. I'm proof these boards make people paranoid sometimes.

You know what? Take all the trumotion biccching out of this thread and it kills the others threads in satisfied customers.

Also.......Have I told anybody lately that my tv is better than yours?
post #2717 of 3040
No crease here, and I agree, this tv is awesome.
post #2718 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post

You know what? Take all the trumotion biccching out of this thread and it kills the others threads in satisfied customers.

Tru-motion? That's been a relatively minor gripe here. You must have missed the dozens of pages that consist of people complaining about this thing called DSE... and insisting that it's an inherent flaw in the set in spite of several members posting they don't see it. They were told, at times very forcefully, their eyes were bad.

Fortunately, that seems to have died down now. Now, it seems to have become primarily a calibration thread.

I posted a while back about facing a decision to buy another one of these for a new house I'm building next year, or waiting and buying a different matte screen set that may be better in some key area. I was hoping to kick off a discussion about newer sets that may be equivalent to this one, and how many of these sets may be left in the retail market, and even (considering they never seem to "run out") that the LHX may still be "secretly" in production. How many of these did they actually make anyway? Figured somebody here may have come across some hard information at some point. Instead....

....crickets chirping...
post #2719 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Is DSE when the camera pans and the screen looks kind of cloudy or um... dirty? LOL I see it sometimes, no big deal.

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Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post

That is it. Whenever my wife and I watch House Hunters on HGTV, it's real easy to see.

Well, from previous posts, these two people were the last to buy this set, pretty sure from QVC, and they tell it like it is, rather posting here that they don't see it.......

DSE / Banding, is a manufacturing abnormality, it happens in many, many brands of set's made today, you can read about it in many threads, and that effort was made that it was ok to talk about it, rather to mislead people, saying they don't see anything, the main reason this forum exists, is to be objective, and not to mis-lead people!

This EXACT same thing happened in the Sharp Elite thread, lot's and lot's of hype, many posting it being the best display ever made, until many spent their big dollars going on someone else's feedback that the set is totally perfect, rather for them to see DSE!

I enjoy this set enough where I bought another set several months ago, I gave my first set to my dad, and even with all that happened with DSE, I still bought another LHX, and I still continue to enjoy it and to be supportive that this is the best set for the money, just as good or equals the Elite!

This set is not being made any more, you better buy one from QVC while you can!
post #2720 of 3040
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Tru-motion? That's been a relatively minor gripe here. You must have missed the dozens of pages that consist of people complaining about this thing called DSE... and insisting that it's an inherent flaw in the set in spite of several members posting they don't see it. They were told, at times very forcefully, their eyes were bad.

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No, I totally remember. I guess I forgot because DSE just isn't a real problem to me with most programming. I just remember reading allllll of the posts about when a firmware update will arrive. I'm just glad most here are settled in and enjoying.
post #2721 of 3040
Posting #2700 settings changed. Found that calibrating the RED CMS was throwing the calibration off. (Previosly calibrating the RED CMS then reducing to Zero after, was having a detrimental affect on the rest of the calibration - now leave RED CMS Colour and Tint at Zero)
post #2722 of 3040
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Originally Posted by TheaterChad View Post

Well, from previous posts, these two people were the last to buy this set, pretty sure from QVC, and they tell it like it is, rather posting here that they don't see it.......

I think the point is, everyone who said they couldn't see it under any circumstances - therefore, logic dictates they didn't have it - were "telling it like it is". Some people just had a hard time accepting that. As our ex-Panther coach (thankgod!) John Fox used to say all the time: "It is what it is". (Now they get to hear that every week in Denver.)
post #2723 of 3040
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Posting #2700 settings changed. Found that calibrating the RED CMS was throwing the calibration off. (Previosly calibrating the RED CMS then reducing to Zero after, was having a detrimental affect on the rest of the calibration - now leave RED CMS Colour and Tint at Zero)

I tried your revised settings with good results for the white balance. My set went and lost the settings when I reinstalled my Media Box for the sleep timer function. Some how everything went out of whack. Ended up taking the Media box out and will see how TheaterChad's method works. Have also been using Slickman's CMS adjustments.
So far so good, will have to try a few Blu-Rays and report back.
post #2724 of 3040
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post


I tried your revised settings with good results for the white balance. My set went and lost the settings when I reinstalled my Media Box for the sleep timer function. Some how everything went out of whack. Ended up taking the Media box out and will see how TheaterChad's method works. Have also been using Slickman's CMS adjustments.
So far so good, will have to try a few Blu-Rays and report back.

Today I revised my CMS slightly and edited my last post of my settings. Since I got my white balance where I want it, I was able to focus on the colors more this time. Now I'm just going to enjoy my set.
post #2725 of 3040
I am close to getting this set as replacement for my 55LE8500.

Can anyone who has bought recently from Newegg comment on their set.

Newegg has the cheapest price for now
post #2726 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Today I revised my CMS slightly and edited my last post of my settings. Since I got my white balance where I want it, I was able to focus on the colors more this time. Now I'm just going to enjoy my set.

Thanks for sharing. I will see how they look on my set. I thought your previous settings for CMS were great, look forward to trying the new ones.
post #2727 of 3040
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Thanks for sharing. I will see how they look on my set. I thought your previous settings for CMS were great, look forward to trying the new ones.

I posted many different settings, but my final 2 point settings can be found here.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=2699

I'm amazed at how this set looks with just a 2 point calibration.
post #2728 of 3040
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Originally Posted by undecided View Post

I am close to getting this set as replacement for my 55LE8500.

Can anyone who has bought recently from Newegg comment on their set.

Newegg has the cheapest price for now

I'd highly recommend buying from QVC, as previous two people have had excellent results.
post #2729 of 3040
Yupp, mine came from QVC and it's very good. Great screen uniformity and 0 dead pixels.
post #2730 of 3040
Thanks for the advice

QVC is $1996.96 vs Newegg at $1,659.99 - so you think it worth the difference to go with QVC?

(How long does QVC take to ship and did you get the 3 / 4 year warranty?)

Will probably buy today.
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